Film and Television Reviews

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The Sweeney DVD Review
The Sweeney DVD Review   The Sweeney DVD Review
(Chris Rebholz)  04/03/2013 1:10 PM EST
"The Sweeney" is based on a British television series that began in 1975, making its American theatrical run a little on the baffling side, though one should never doubt the drawing power of Ray Winstone. The beefy, growling actor makes a fine if familiar impression in this hard-charging actioner, giving depressingly conventional material... Read More

Lincoln Blu-ray Review
Lincoln Blu-ray Review   Lincoln Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/26/2013 4:13 PM EST
Whenever Steven Spielberg has stood trial for a crime against cinema, it's been a crime of passion. With the exception of Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark -- each a perfect movie, if such a thing exists -- Spielberg's vice has long been his love of the tale, the art and the craft. He plucks heartstrings once too often. He extends an otherwi... Read More

Hitchcock Blu-ray Review
Hitchcock Blu-ray Review   Hitchcock Blu-ray Review
(Roger Longenbach)  03/26/2013 9:41 AM EST
Now available on Blu-Ray & DVD is Fox Searchlight's Academy-Award nominated film Hitchcock.  (Nominated in the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category)  It stars Anthony Hopkins in the title role, with Helen Mirren playing his wife Alma, and features Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh.  While the title is just Hitchcock, the movie ... Read More

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Blu-ray Review
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Blu-ray Review   The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 4:11 PM EST
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is another one of Disney's underrated films. This was released in the mid 90′s right when Pixar made their mark with their computer generated animated films like "Toy Story". "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" didn't make the cut with its "boring" 2D animation and was not given ... Read More

Mulan Blu-ray Review
Mulan Blu-ray Review   Mulan Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 3:15 PM EST
"Mulan" was at the tail end of Disney's hand-drawn animation success and it seems as though it was one Disney's more underrated successes.  The music and songs are memorable and it has fun characters like Mushu (Eddie Murphy).  The film also creates another classic Disney princess, who is not only pretty but also very strong... Read More

Brother Bear Blu-ray Review
Brother Bear Blu-ray Review   Brother Bear Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 2:36 PM EST
When "Brother Bear" first hit theaters, it seemed that Disney was slipping quite a bit with their animated films but looking at it again with a little more age and wisdom adds a little something different this time around. "Brother Bear" is not a perfect film and in fact it's one of the last classically animated films from D... Read More

Willow Blu-ray Review
Willow Blu-ray Review   Willow Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 1:50 PM EST
Before Peter Jackson's take on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the closest J.R.R. Tolkien fans ever got to a live-action film adaptation of Middle Earth was 1988's Willow, which borrows heavily from the writer's alternate medieval universe. Besides dueling sorcerers, castle sieges, and trolls, both works feature diminutive heroes who hee... Read More

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review   Who Framed Roger Rabbit Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/22/2013 1:46 PM EST
Disney is keenly aware of the appeal and reach of its catalog, down to the best and worst films under the Mouse House banner. Titles like Cinderella and Peter Pan arrive separately and to great fanfare, while other titles shuffle onto shelves en masse, sans the red-carpet treatment afforded their Platinum and Diamond Edition brethren. Last year, it... Read More

Life of Pi Blu-ray Review
Life of Pi Blu-ray Review   Life of Pi Blu-ray Review
(John Delia)  03/18/2013 3:10 PM EST
From flying fish to tiger strikes Life of Pi comes to home video with an adventure that will startle, amaze and exhilarate your senses.  The movie received 11 Oscar nominations and won 5 including Best Director for Ang Lee.  The production features some of the best cinematography I have ever seen on home video, especially the knock out 3D... Read More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray Review
(Chris Rebholz)  03/16/2013 8:20 PM EST
An unexpected journey indeed... The humble, altogether simple story of "The Hobbit" becomes the grand, still relatively simple story of The Hobbit, with a smart series of additions, clarifications, expansions and only a few questionable tweaks or misguided deviations. Told in flashback (with several flashbacks within that flashback),... Read More



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